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April 27, 2012
While world leaders and President Barack Obama gather at Camp David in Thurmont, Md., for the G-8 Summit May 18 and 19, a temporary flight restriction will shut down a large swath of airspace in the already restrictive Washington, D.C., area.
The FAA has released a flight advisory announcing that it will establish a 30-nautical-mile-radius TFR with an inner 10-nm-radius no-fly zone over Camp David, extending from the surface up to and including 17,999 feet msl. The TFR will extend into the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan Class B airspace and the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area. Exact times of the TFR have not yet been released.
Pilots may fly in the airspace between the 10- and 30-nm rings of the TFR if they are on an active IFR or VFR flight plan with an ATC-assigned transponder code and maintain two-way radio communications, among other requirements.
The flight advisory emphasizes that the TFR could change with little or no notice and that pilots should check notams frequently.
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AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
Your mission: Fly with eight F-15s to the Philippines, rejoin, refuel with air tankers, engage an unknown number of Red Air fighters, refuel again, and then return home to Okinawa. And fly with radio silence up to the first contact with the Red Air fighters.
The Aviation Safety Reporting System is a voluntary safety reporting program that allows airmen to make anonymous reports to the government about issues encountered in aviation, with anonymity allowing the airman to be candid–even when their actions may have been a violation of the regulations.
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